Flamenco Summer Course 2016

First week – 1st – 5th August 2016

Weekend Course – 6th – 7th August 2016 – CANCELLED

Second week – 8th – 12th August 2016

Come and spend your summer in Jerez learning flamenco from top professionals. This year we are delighted to announce that classes are being taught by Olga Pericet, Manuel Liñan, Beatriz Morales, Vicki Ramos and Cristina Otero and Nuria García.  We offer classes at all levels; Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced, Bata de Cola and Cajon. 

The Flamenco Experience

The courses take place in modern air conditioned studios at Centro de Baile, 15 minutes from the centre of Jerez. Classes are held in the morning when the day is cooler. All classes are accompanied by local professional guitarists and singers. After class you can relax or explore the lovely narrow streets and shady squares of Jerez, visit a Moorish castle or the Flamenco Museum. Beautiful beaches are only 20 minutes away and the fabulous city of Seville only an hour’s journey. By night experience the vibrant atmosphere of the many bars and restaurants of Jerez, taking in the flamenco haunts normally off limits to foreign visitors.

The Teachers

Manuel Liñan has performed as a solo artist in various companies: Merche Esmeralda, Teresa Nieto and the New Spanish Ballet. He has also been invited on many occasions to choreograph for the Spanish National Ballet, Rafaela Carrasco, Teresa Nieto and the Spanish New Ballet. He has performed across the world in places like Spain’s prestigious Jerez Festival, where he received the Best Newcomer Dancer Prize.

Olga Pericet  Born in Córdoba in 1975, Olga Pericet is one of the most versatile flamenco dancers today, performing traditional and contemporary flamenco, and Spanish Classical dance. Olga obtained a degree in Spanish Dance in her hometown and went on to study with artists such as Matilde Coral, Manolo Marín, La Toná, Maica Moyano and José Granero. Olga has performed as a soloist and guest artist in companies including Rafael Amargo, Rafaela Carrasco, New Spanish Ballet, Arrieritos Compañía de Danza, Teresa Nieto and Miguel Ángel Berna.

Cristina Otero studied flamenco in Centro de Baile Jerez, she then studied in the  Conservatorio de Sevilla en Danza Española y Ballet Clásico. Cristina is now a professional flamenco dancer working all over the world.

Beatriz Morales comes to us from Jerez where she received her teaching qualification. She has studied with many top teachers including Belen Maya and Mercedes Ruiz, performs at Los Gallos in Seville as well as internationally and is currently working with Antonio ‘El Pipa’.

Vicki Ramos has danced with many well known flamenco companies. She is now head of Centro de Baile Jerez, travelling the world teaching and examining. PDB(SDS) RAD(T.Dip)

Nuria García, Head of Escuela de Baile, has danced with top flamenco companies and has taught workshops all over the world. Her work with new students is astounding.

Teachers and Fees

First week – 1st 5th August 2016

Olga Pericet

Intermediate Choreography:   10:00 – 11:30am

Advanced Choreography: 12:45 – 14:15

Beatriz Morales

Elementary Choreography: 12:30 – 14:00

Bata de Cola:  09:00 – 10:00am

Technique:   11:30 – 12:30

Victoria Ramos

Bulerías de Jerez, Elementary: 11:30 – 12:30

Nuria García

Elementary Technique: 09:00 – 10:00am

Cristina Otero

Beginners Choreography:  10:00 – 11:30am

Cajón y Palmas

2nd – 5th Basic Level

9:00 – 10:00 Technique 9:00 – 10:00 Bata de Cola
10:00 – 11:30 Beginners Choreography 10:00 – 11:30 Intermediate Choreography
11:30 – 12:30 BULERIAS DE JEREZ 11:30 – 12:30 Technique
12:30 – 14:00 Elementary Choreography 12:45 – 14:15 Advanced

Weekend Course – 6th – 7th August 2016 – CANCELLED

Joaquin Grilo

Intermediate Technique and Choreography: – 11:00 – 13:00 – £120

Second week – 8th – 12th August 2016

Manuel Liñán

Advanced Choreography:  10:00 – 11:30am – £170

Bulerías de Jerez Advanced: 11:45 – 12:45 – £100 or £80 when taken together with a choreography course

Intermediate Choreography: 13:00 – 14:30 – £170

Cristina Otero

Elementary Choreography: 10:00 – 11:30am – £160

Bulerías de Jerez Elementary: 11:45 – 12:45 – £100 or £80 when taken together with a choreography course

10:00 – 11:30 Choreography 10:00 – 11:30 Advanced Choreography
11:45 – 12:45 BULERIAS DE JEREZ 11:45 – 12.45 BULERIAS DE JEREZ (Advanced)
13:00 – 14.30 Intermediate Choreography


Booking Information

Return your form with course fees to Escuela de Baile, 35 Tintagel Drive, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4SR. You will receive confirmation along with an information sheet. The course is extremely popular and only prompt booking can ensure the course of your choice. Please phone if you are unsure of your level. More information is available on by calling 020 8905 4554 / 07795 166 590 or emailing info@ledb.co.uk.

Hotels and Flights

You can fly directly to Jerez with Ryanair. You can also fly to Seville which is about an hour away from Jerez by train. You must book your own flights.

Hotels: We recommend these Hotels for your stay over the course. Please note that Hotel Guadalete is only a few minutes walk  away from the studio and Hotel San Andres is in the very centre of Jerez and is a 20 minute walk to the studio or a short bus ride.

Hotel Guadalete Jerez de la Frontera Avda. Duque de Abrantes, 50 Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz, España
Telephone +34 956182288 Fax +34 956182293
Email: reservas@hotelguadalete.com
Web: www.hotelguadelete.com

Hotel San Andres C/ Moreno 12 y 14 – 11402 Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz, España
Telephone. +34 956340983 Fax. +34 956343196

Useful Information

The course takes place at the Centro Baile de Jerez, c/Velazquez num 24, San Gines (plg San Benito) Jerez de la Frontera. The website of the Spanish school is www.academiadebailejerez.com (in Spanish) For any enquiries please call 020 8905 4554.

The booking form is available as a PDF here – Jerez Summer Booking Form 16 May 2016